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Name boards of 2 unmanned stations in Hokkaido stolen
  • Fri, 15 Sep 2017 18:37

The name boards of two unmanned stations in Hokkaido, northernmost Japan, that are popular among railway enthusiasts as secluded stations, have been s...

Tokyo police arrest 2 Vietnamese men in Kanto burglaries
  • Fri, 15 Sep 2017 18:25

Tokyo Metropolitan Police have arrested two male Vietnamese nationals for allegedly stealing at least 200 million yen worth of items from empty homes ...

Climate change observation satellite completed
  • Fri, 15 Sep 2017 16:35

Japan's space agency has unveiled a new observation satellite designed to allow more accurate predictions of global climate change. (NHK) News On Jap...

Japanese win Ig Nobel Prize for finding insect with sex-reversed genitals
  • Fri, 15 Sep 2017 16:25

A team of Japanese and other researchers won this year's Ig Nobel Biology Prize on Thursday for discovering an insect with sex-reversed genitals. (Ji...

Osaka man arrested for stabbing a woman and her daughter
  • Fri, 15 Sep 2017 14:47

A 48-year-old man was arrested Thursday on suspicion of fatally stabbing a woman and seriously injuring her 4-year-old daughter in Osaka Prefecture, i...

Security concerns build in South Asia as Rohingya crisis worsens
  • Fri, 15 Sep 2017 12:25

Violence in Myanmar that has pushed nearly 400,000 Muslim refugees into neighboring Bangladesh is threatening to deepen sectarian tensions across the ...

Slammed as ‘Amnesty Don,’ Trump says Dreamer deal with Democrats near as Republicans seethe
  • Fri, 15 Sep 2017 10:39

President Donald Trump said Thursday he was “fairly close” to finalizing a deal with Democrats allowing young immigrants to remain in the ...

Japanese among research team who win Ig Nobel award for discovering insects with reversed sex genitalia
  • Fri, 15 Sep 2017 10:25

A group of four scientists, including two from Japan, won the spoof Ig Nobel biology prize on Thursday for their discovery of insects with genitalia ....

Japan’s high-tech lavatory drive picks up pace ahead of Olympics
  • Fri, 15 Sep 2017 08:40

Pop diva Madonna once said during her 2005 visit to Japan that she’d “missed the heated toilet seats.”That may sum up the fascinatio...

Summer getting longer in waters off New England, affecting fisheries, whales, weather: scientists
  • Fri, 15 Sep 2017 08:30

Summer is getting longer in the waters off New England, and that could have big ramifications for everything from the strength of storms to the ... J...

North Korea launches missile over Hokkaido for second time in less than a month
  • Fri, 15 Sep 2017 06:45

North Korea launched an unidentified missile over Hokkaido that flew about 3,700 kilometers before splashing down in the Pacific Ocean on Friday ̵...

North Korea launches another missile, Japan orders shelter-in-place
  • Fri, 15 Sep 2017 06:27

Japan has issued a shelter in place after North Korea fired another missile late Thursday, according to Japanese and South Korean news reports. (marke...

Rate of fatal accidents during twilight prompts police to urge drivers to turn on headlights earlier
  • Fri, 15 Sep 2017 02:23

Police caution drivers after a survey shows a higher risk of deadly vehicular collisions at dusk. Japan Times latest articles

Japan revises missile alert information wording
  • Fri, 15 Sep 2017 00:29

The Japanese government has revised its wording of alert messages sent out when a foreign missile is launched in Japan's direction. (NHK) News On Jap...

Chip unit sale an omen of Toshiba’s failing fortunes
  • Thu, 14 Sep 2017 22:45

At a train station used by hundreds of workers at struggling electronics giant Toshiba, an ad tempts staff worried by their employer’s precariou...

Coast guard leaders from 34 nations gather in Tokyo for inaugural summit
  • Thu, 14 Sep 2017 20:33

Tokyo hosts the first Coast Guard Global Summit, where leaders from 34 countries and Hong Kong gather to discuss maritime security and marine environm...

Kumamoto’s shattered pottery reborn with Wajima lacquer twist
  • Thu, 14 Sep 2017 16:24

Akira Otaguro was organizing an online photo exhibition of pottery works with a potter friend in Kumamoto Prefecture when a series of powerful earthqu...

Abe, Modi likely discuss increased pressure on North Korea, China maritime issues at summit
  • Thu, 14 Sep 2017 14:37

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his Indian counterpart, Narendra Modi, are set to hold a meeting Thursday during which they are likely to call for ... ...

Miyakojima region hit by gusts of Typhoon Talim
  • Thu, 14 Sep 2017 08:25

Gusts accompanying a powerful typhoon are buffeting islands in Japan's southwestern prefecture of Okinawa. (NHK) News On Japan

MUFG set to pick Amsterdam as post-Brexit hub for EU investment banking
  • Thu, 14 Sep 2017 04:38

Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc. has chosen Amsterdam as a base for its investment-banking business in the European Union after the U.K. leaves the...

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